Is my computer's gpu upgradeable?

I have a premade hp and I want to upgrade its graphics card so I can run bf3 smoothly on higher detail. Here is my computer information:

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System Information

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Time of this report: 9/18/2012, 11:10:00

Machine name: ALEKS-HP

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard

System Model: p7-1010a

BIOS: Ver: CHI_714.ROM vCHI7.14

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz

Memory: 16384MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 16366MB RAM

Page File: 4931MB used, 27799MB available

Windows Dir: C:\Windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

I have a premade hp and I want to upgrade its graphics card so I can run bf3 smoothly on higher detail. Here is my computer information:

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System Information

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Time of this report: 9/18/2012, 11:10:00

Machine name: ALEKS-HP

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)

Language: English (Regional Setting: English)

System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard

System Model: p7-1010a

BIOS: Ver: CHI_714.ROM vCHI7.14

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz

Memory: 16384MB RAM

Available OS Memory: 16366MB RAM

Page File: 4931MB used, 27799MB available

Windows Dir: C:\Windows

DirectX Version: DirectX 11

DX Setup Parameters: Not found

User DPI Setting: Using System DPI

System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)

DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled

DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

I was also told to submit this information:

1. My power supply has 230 volts (sticker where the power chord goes in)

2. I don't want to open my computer since I never have and I don't really have experience with this sort of thing but there's an air vent near the place where the graphics card goes and from there I can tell there's an empty space which looks to be above my current graphics card which I think could fit another one.

3. My budget is around $500

Thanks to "bloody hair" for helping me with these questions :)

Update:

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Display Devices

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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 545

Manufacturer: NVIDIA

Chip type: GeForce GT 545

DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC

Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1243&SUBSYS_23151462&REV_A1

Display Memory: 2754 MB

Dedicated Memory: 3019 MB

Shared Memory: 3831 MB

Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)

Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

Monitor Model: HP x2301

Monitor Id: HWP2973

Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)

Output Type: HDMI

Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um

Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.9628 (English)

Driver Version: 8.17.12.9628

DDI Version: 11

Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

Driver Attributes: Final Retail

Driver Date/Size: 3/15/2012 03:59:00, 17662784 bytes

WHQL Logo'd: n/a

WHQL Date Stamp: n/a

Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-5103-11CF-4E52-19031

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  • 7 years ago

    well the power supply has 230 volts....are you sure it doesn't say 230 watts?

    theres a huge difference.

    I'm pretty sure you got it wrong,it would never say 230 volts,ever.it could say 230 amps,if your power supply were a 2736 watt power supply...which is unlikely,the only one I've seen like that is the evga sr2.

    if it's 230 amps then it's great.

    if it's 230 watts then it needs to go.

    I'm going to assume you meant watts.

    you need to replace the power supply.

    I'd go with the corsair tx650,great quality,great amount of watts,and quiet. plus it's kinda cheap.

    http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-tx650-...

    and then go with the gtx 680,I recommend the asus direct cu II

    http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-geforce-gtx-680-...

    I can't say if it'll fit or not since you can't measure it.

    EDIT:you were looking at the wrong thing,I didn't mean the VC input.I meant the max wattage output.

    and the amps under the 12v rail.

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  • 3 years ago

    If the gadget has an AGP slot (as maximum computers outfitted in the basically ideal 5 years or so do), use it--not a PCI slot. The AGP slot is designed for video playing cards--PCI slots are prevalent and far slower for video use.

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